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18-year-old killed in Murfreesboro shooting


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Story by Cassie Clark / Contributing Writer

Murfreesboro Police are investigating a deadly shooting on Thursday, October 7. Police received multiple calls reporting gunshots at 1345 Wenlon Drive around 10 p.m.  

The victim was 18-year-old O’Brien Deshun Henley Jr. Officers found Henley in a white Chevrolet truck. He received multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to St. Thomas Rutherford but died shortly after arriving. 

The shooting happened on the property of The Social Murph apartments. 

Social Murph Resident Hannah Roberts estimates that she heard about eight gunshots before the shooter took a 10-to-15-second pause and fired four to five more shots.

“I feel a little uneasy,” said Roberts on living at the apartments after the incident. “Especially coming home late at night…I’m scared I might get caught in it next time.”

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information can contact Detective Richard Presley at 629-201-5615 or email To report information anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers on the P3 app or at 615-893-7867.

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